Sleep Tight

Sleep Tight

Jaume Balaguero (2011)

96min
15 Certificate
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Review

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One of the most unique psycho-thrillers in years centres on Spanish star Luis Tosar, who delivers a sensationally disturbing performance as César, a Barcelona janitor fixated with the new tenant at an upscale apartment block. Director Jaume Balagueró co-directed [Rec], and the setting here is similar, but there's also a nod to the work of Roman Polanski in a provocative and intense tale of obsession. At night when Clara (played by Marta Etura, Tosar's real-life partner) is fast asleep, César sneaks into her flat - and into her bed - to feed his deranged fantasies. He intends to make her life a complete misery and woe betide anyone who threatens his meticulously laid-out master plan. The unusually plotted chills and a series of twists that spiral into chaos put Balagueró's creep-fest on the Hitchcockian side of dread. It's dark and unsettling, and the gradual build-up of suspense is of such a startling calibre that it will have you biting your nails to the quick.

Summary

The concierge of an apartment block develops an obsession with a resident, bombarding her with sinister anonymous messages and sneaking into her flat at night. The threat of discovery forces him to take far more drastic measures to satisfy his disturbing fixation. Horror, starring Luis Tosar and Marta Etura. In Spanish.

Cast & Crew

Cesar Luis Tosar
Clara Marta Etura
Marcos Alberto San Juan
Veronica Petra Martinez
Ursula Iris Almeida Molina
Ursula's father Pep Tosar
Cesar's mother Margarita Roset
Administrator Oriol Genis
Director Jaume Balaguero
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Other Information

Language: Spanish +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: MetrodomeGuidance: Violence, swearing, a sex scene, nudity.Released on: 1 Mar 2013
Drama